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New research finds Mandarin immersion students do great

April 30, 2017

Thanks for the folks at the Utah Mandarin Immersion Parents Council for posting about this exciting research. You can read their post, with a link to the actual research (which you have to pay for, sadly) here.

 

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  1. Abigail Sawyer permalink
    April 30, 2017 9:21 pm

    Those are some impressive stats! Though I would suspect “randomly assigned” to immersion is a bit misleading. Parents would doubtless have to agree to that placement, which seems unlikely if they had misgivings about their kids doing well in MI. Of course, I didn’t pay for the actual research, so I’m just being a devil’s advocate. Still, impressive findings!!

    -Abigail

    On Sunday, April 30, 2017, Mandarin Immersion Parents Council wrote:

    > Elizabeth Weise posted: “Thanks for the folks at the Utah Mandarin > Immersion Parents Council for posting about this exciting research. You can > read their post, with a link to the actual research (which you have to pay > for, sadly) here. ” >

  2. Elizabeth Weise permalink*
    April 30, 2017 10:15 pm

    It’s more that of all the families who applied, they were able to compare those who got in and those who didn’t and follow them throughout their schooling. So you’re starting with a motivated parent group. And even among those, the immersion students did better.

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